Ontario reports record-breaking new COVID-19 case numbers

Nov 7 2020, 3:27 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,132 cases new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.

This is the fourth time the province has reported more than 1,000 cases in a single day this week.

The province is also reporting 11 new deaths and 852 newly resolved cases.

Cases have been high in recent days, with Friday’s 1,003Thursday’s 998Wednesday’s 987Monday’s 948, and Saturday’s 1,015. Tuesday’s 1,050 was the previous single-day record.

Of the newly announced cases, 336 are in Toronto, 258 are in Peel, 114 in are York Region, 78 are in Ottawa, 64 are in Halton, and 55 are in Hamilton.

Toronto, York, Peel, and Ottawa were declared hotspots and placed in modified Stage 2, which means all indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas are closed for at least 28 days. That expired in York and Ottawa on November 7, and is set to expire in Toronto on November 14.

On Friday, Ford moved Peel Region into a red level under the province’s new COVID-19 guidelines.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 39,200 tests were completed, below the 50,000 tests the province can currently do.

There are a total of 82,825 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported to date in Ontario with

70,938 recovered and 3,220 deaths.

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